“Several years of addiction right in the middle of an epidemic, surrounded by the living dead, but not me. I’m negative. It’s official. And once the pain goes away, that’s when the real battle starts. Depression. Boredom. You feel so fucking low, you’ll want to fucking top yourself.”
As the BBC
decided not to go ahead with series 2 of 'The Living and The Dead’, I
wanted to mark the first anniversary of the 'broadcast’ (actually a
boxset provided via BBC iPlayer), by writing a sequel.
The exceptionally talented @merlocked18 has done some amazing artwork to accompany the story, including Nathan Appleby’s self portrait above. Thank you so much, Merls!
Sirius goes through the curtain and pops right back out two years later. Everyone thought he was dead, though. Remus lives through the Battle of Hogwarts, and raises Teddy Lupin with Sirius. Remus realizes after a long period of mourning that he still loves him, and they get (legally!) married. Teddy is raised with two parents, Harry has his parental figure back, and Remus still has love.
I love her.”
“Of course you do. You love her now, while everything is good, while she’s happy and you’re happy and all is right with the world. But will you love her when it’s not? Will you love her when she’s five thousand miles away making her dreams come true and leaving you in the dust? Will you love her in sixty years, when your best friend is dead and you don’t remember how to live, let alone how to love? Will you love her while you hold her hand on her deathbed? Will you love her when you go to her funeral? Will you love her when you breath out for the last time?
me, thinkin about how thor had to hold his shitty ass brother in his arms while he thought he was dying just a year after he found out he wasnt dead and then has had to live 4 years thinking his brother is dead and will have to find out that his brother isnt dead AGAIN only for his brother to inevitably betray him for a FOURTH TIME:
Man I wonder how much of the acceptable answers to the ravenclaw door knocker riddle are just a) pretentious bullshit (“where do vanished objects go” “into nothing which is to say everything” like shut the fuck up Melinda) or b) the most bullshit ass stoner answers like, the above but delivered three times as slow by my dude who has been sniffing the literal magic mushrooms
Like at some point (finals week, second year) you stop trying and just spout some smart sounding stoner bullshit no matter what the question is.
And: Luna is the master bullshitter
Hear me out okay
“What comes first the Phoenix or the fire” “a circle has no beginning”
“And circle has no beginning” would be an answer to half the questions it’s so vague. That’s genius. It’s a ravenclaw meme at this point
Although the seventh years are all dead eyed living off coffee like unicorns blood and they tend to answer “life is a lie and sentience is an illusion” which is technically true and answers the Phoenix question. “Where do vanished items go” “they join all my fucks in the void”